Daily Archives: June 28, 2013

Afghanistan Agricultural Program: Poor Coordination, Waste & Mismanagement

[Translate] Today SIGAR released an alert letter highlighting concerns with USAID’s Southern Regional Agricultural Development (S-RAD) program, a $70 million cooperative agreement awarded to International Relief and Development (IRD).  SIGAR’s review found poor coordination, waste, and mismanagement under S-RAD was … Continue reading

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Privatizing War: Private Military and Security Companies under Public International Law

[Translate] Privatizing War: Private Military and Security Companies under Public International Law Lindsey Cameron (Author), Vincent Chetail (Author) Book Description Publication Date: April 15, 2013 | ISBN-10: 1107032407 | ISBN-13: 978-1107032408 A growing number of states use private military and … Continue reading

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REINVENT PRIVATE SECURITY: FROM MERCENARIES’ ARMIES TO THE SECURITY SERVICES CORPORATIST STRUCTURE

[Translate] REINVENT PRIVATE SECURITY: FROM MERCENARIES’ ARMIES TO THE SECURITY SERVICES CORPORATIST STRUCTURE Florescu, Virgil-Nicu. The International Annual Scientific Session Strategies XXI 2: 9-15. Bucharest: “Carol I” National Defence University. (2012) Abstract (summary) The security need has been throughout all time … Continue reading

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Company allegedly misled government about security clearance checks

[Translate] Company allegedly misled government about security clearance checks By Tom Hamburger and Zachary A. Goldfarb, E-mail the writers Federal investigators have told lawmakers they have evidence that USIS, the contractor that screened Edward Snowden for his top-secret clearance, repeatedly … Continue reading

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Immigration Reform: Good News for Contractors

[Translate] Immigration Reform: Good News for Contractors Senators accepted a $40 billion “border surge” compromise to win support for comprehensive reform—but who stands to gain from what the bill’s own sponsor called “almost overkill”? —By Gavin Aronsen Wed Jun. 26, … Continue reading

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Bathrooms, Burn Pits, and Battlefield Torts: The Need for a Particularized, Contextual Approach to the Combatant Activities Exception after Saleh and Al Shimari

[Translate] North Carolina Law Review 2013 Bathrooms, Burn Pits, and Battlefield Torts: The Need for a Particularized, Contextual Approach to the Combatant Activities Exception after Saleh and Al Shimari BY S. Yasir Latifi The D.C. Circuit’s 2009 decision in Saleh … Continue reading

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Acquisition Processes and Contract Management Improvements Needed in the Oversight of the Medical-Support Services and Award-Fee Processes Under the Camp As Sayliyah, Qatar, Base Operations Support Services Contract

[Translate] Audit Report 06-26-2013 Acquisition Processes and Contract Management Improvements Needed in the Oversight of the Medical-Support Services and Award-Fee Processes Under the Camp As Sayliyah, Qatar, Base Operations Support Services Contract (Project No. D2012-D000JB-0181.000) DODIG-2013-097 What We Did Our … Continue reading

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Award and Administration of Radio Contracts for the Afghan National Security Forces Need Improvement

[Translate] The Department of Defense Inspector General posted the following: DODIG-2013-095  Award and Administration of Radio Contracts for the Afghan National Security Forces Need Improvement Unclassified reports are available for download on the DoDIG web site at .http://www.dodig.mil/PUBS/index.cfm.

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